Monday, March 14, 2011

The self contradiction in government's traditional authority over its citizens, and its constitution that guarantees them freedom, liberty and dignity of self. 

The myth of the authority and power of governments over its citizens is as old as males' supremacy over females.When man's sense of reason attained maturity, the latter myth has been dissolved, and men and women were declared equal before law. But the former myth remains intact even now, despite the emergence of Democratic ideals that declare democracy a political system of equal human beings. In democracy,people sit together, discuss, and form a constitution that primarily meant for restricting the government itself, (of equal people) from using the traditional power of such governments over the member citizens who are equal participants in the governing process.

Coercive states were the sole threat  for man's freedom,liberty and dignity of self in olden times, hence having democracy without taking away these traditional authority and power that states enjoyed for time immemorial  was plainly self-contradictory !  Insisting that a state wielding power should NOT to use it, is like insisting  a predatory animal to NOT hunt for its prey ! Power is an energy habituated for violating the rights of others, and it is satiated only when  it is put to use in the act of suppression and oppression.

Hence, having a state  with pious Democratic labels attached to it, and at the same time bestowing at its disposal coercive state powers was an arrangement of plain self-contradiction.Our modern day democratic states plainly suffer from this self-contradiction.

The chief reason for this pitiful self- deception seems to be the mistaken belief that Democracy should mean only running of the old state machinery by members of the 'species of  people'. The strict NO-NO was only  for any one from the species of Kings,Royals, or foreign rulers - the old oppressive class.  It was wrongly concluded that when some one like them, (the people) from their own midst  run the state machinery, such governments will not use the traditional governmental authority and power over its people. It will naturally be a government based on collective Reason and wisdom of the citizens! 

No one thought of the inherent self-contradiction in it, as depicted above. How can an old  convention suddenly change its colour without altering the very motivational energy involved in its running ? The crux of the problem was the FUEL that had run the traditional states, ie. its power and authority over its people. This fuel of coercion was the one singular item that was supposed to be replaced with universal human reason and wisdom, for running the government of EQUAL CITIZENS.

Men's collective wisdom failed to recognize that a sharp knife will cut and injure even if it does not intend to do so,because it is the inherent nature and purpose of a knife !

Hence, today's democracies live mostly on deceptive rhetoric to maintain its pious image, concealing its old interior anti-people and anti-liberal energies. Mankind is yet to invent a governmental system that could work on non-coercive methods fit for EQUAL CITIZENS. Such a government only would deserve to be called truly democratic. What we celebrate in the name of democracy today is only a self-deception in the name of the great ideal.  

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Friday, February 25, 2011

How Democracy has become a tool in the hands of RIGHT wing ideologists?

In pure philosophic term, what we have as democracy today does not qualify to be called  a true political system of the people, by them and for them, because in its root spirit, it  is a plain competition among professional groups and political parties for capturing the THRONE. Their goal is to enjoy its proverbial goodies, especially its Kings time like POLITICAL POWER.

The old myth of the ' power and authority' centered government, that was fit only for the times of Kings and foreign invaders has not changed to suit a true government of the EQUALS during the transition time to Democracy. Hence the only reason why we should call the present system a democracy is that, the game is now played by our own species of people! The spirit of the ruler and the ruled, or the paraphernalia of the old governance system has not changed at all ! 

Democracy also has become a clandestine war between the only two sects in the world from time immemorial, between whom all the conflicts in the world can be classified into, ie. the ones who think that it is the prerogative of the strongest and the smartest to keep the less strong and the less smart under control, and in the opposite camp, the ones who are destined to be the victims of this mindset,ie. the less strong and the less smart in society !

 This is the RIGHTIST MINDSET of men, the leading ideology in the world

It is passively taught in schools in the form of inducement to become leaders of men, and in management schools as smart techniques to get subordinates under control in order to take maximum work output from them, and in country governance - as smart strategies to keep the citizens duly subdued, fed with NOBLE LIES etc. 

Politics has become the plain art of practicability, as to how to access the proverbial THRONE of the old RULERS, using any available methodology or ideology so that multitudes of men can be brought under legitimized control !

It is this old conflict that is in play in democracy too, as its reigns have been smartly abducted by the former camp, after finding the great ideal a very convenient means to play their game with some element of legitimacy. The drama of election, the only symbol that is projected as the sole centre and crux of democracy by its abusers, is helping them to claim such legitimacy. When such legitimacy is achieved in the route of elections, and once the THRONE is secured under control, people’s name is used as mere symbols on their flags, to continue the deception.

What happened to our democracy is in line with many other popular institutions in the world today, including, unfortunately, that of media too ! Human society is still in the grip of the RIGHTIST ideology, a mindset that is a sure remnant of the old jungle legacy of mankind. Hence, changes have become impossible without revolutions of some sort to free the human spirit from the grip of these block.

No philosophy of life is seen in the immediate sight in the world to counter this mindset of the majority population. Communists attempted one, but they also did not have anybody free of this old mindset in their camp who could set the laws of the society straight - - the ones who got into the throne, immediately started acting like their past masters  whom they had once wanted to annihilate !

 A new philosophy that could urge people to discard their inborn jungle desire to keep their fellowmen under control and oppression is the need of the day. Our children have to learn from schools that keeping the other men under control in the name of any social or political institution is not in good taste, or fit for healthy future societies. A true democracy can born only in such future societies !

Abraham J.Palakudy

He is an ardent seeker/researcher of the truth of life and existence. His subjects of keen interests are Mind,Reason,Spirituality,metaphysics, and polity

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